AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractSassy and incisive, tender yet scalpel-sharp, the ten short tales in Lined Up Like Scars cut to the quick of modern life, dissecting the dysfunctional dynamics of an American family with a tragic secret at its heart. Meg Tuite traces girlhood, young womanhood, and the jealous loyalties of sisterhood through a series of ‘magpie moments’ that are often darkly funny – featuring inedible meatloaf, sloughed skin, mysterious boy-bodies, insurgent underwear, speed-dating with attitude, the street-stomping antics of a wannabe band, and an unnerving collector of American Girl dolls. But the comic coping strategies of children (licking walls, ingesting gym socks, humping stuffed animals) have chronic counterparts in those of adults (alcoholism, prescription drugs). And in the final story, an ageing father reveals a truth that his daughters will forever conceal behind Facebook façades.
CitationTuite, Meg, Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions, ed. Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler (Chester: Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2015).
DescriptionBook by Meg Tuite, edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler. This book is not available through ChesterRep.
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